SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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January 19, 2021
In a letter dated Jan. 19, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, urged Cardinal Vincent Nichols “to undertake steps towards saving the life of our compatriot.”
January 12, 2021
In his message for the 29th World Day of the Sick, released on Jan. 12, Pope Francis argued that vulnerable people were unable to gain access to treatment amid the pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 1.9 million people worldwide.
January 08, 2021
Bishop Alfonso Miranda Guardiola said that the Mexican bishops “regret the events and the deaths occurred at the United States Capitol," and added that “democracy and the rule of law need to prevail over the acts of violence.”
January 08, 2021
In a setback for pro-life legislative efforts, a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a lower district court’s 2019 ruling blocking Arkansas measures. The panel upheld injunctions against two laws on the grounds that they would create a legal barrier to abortion before the viability of the unborn child, about 24 weeks into pregnancy.
January 07, 2021
Catholic bishops strongly condemned pro-Donald Trump protesters' incursion that penetrated the Capitol Building Wednesday as Congress debated the certification of the presidential election results, leading to the evacuation of lawmakers and the deadly shooting of one protester by law enforcement.
January 06, 2021
In his Angelus address on Jan. 6, the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, the pope expressed concern about the turmoil following a Dec. 27 vote to elect the country’s president and National Assembly.
January 06, 2021
“Worshiping God is not something we do spontaneously. True, human beings have a need to worship, but we can risk missing the goal. Indeed, if we do not worship God, we will worship idols -- there is no middle way, it is either God or idols,” he said.
January 05, 2021
The Holy See press office announced Jan. 5 that the newborns would be baptized instead in their home parishes.
January 03, 2021
Bishop Caggiano has been systematically testing for COVID every Monday. On Wednesday, December 30th, the lab returned a positive diagnosis.
January 03, 2021
The diocese in southeastern Nigeria announced late on Jan. 1 that Bishop Moses Chikwe and his driver, Ndubuisi Robert, had been released by their abductors “unhurt and without ransom.”
January 01, 2021
According to a November 2020 survey carried by independent pollster Giacobbe & Asociados, 60% of Argentinians opposed the law, while only 26.7% were in favor.
January 01, 2021
The 99-year-old Bishop Andrea Han Jingtao was secretly appointed bishop of Siping in 1982, but his underground ordination could only happen in 1986.